Grammar Nazis: Good Bad, or Necessary Evil?, Dan Kline, 5.17.14



Even one small goof in your opening paragraph can doom your novel to the reject pile. Is high school the last time you really nailed down those oddball rules and exceptions? Do any of them still apply … or help? What’s the difference between “affect” and “effect”? Are “discreet” and “discrete” optional spellings, like “canceled” and “cancelled”? Is one a misspelling, or do they actually mean different things? When do you hyphenate prefixes? Learn the answers to these puzzles. (All genres)